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Rotary Lift offers full line of inground lifts


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MADISON, Ind. — With the introduction of the EFX60 scissor lift, Rotary Lift now offers a full line of heavy-duty inground lifts to meet any bus maintenance application, according to the company.

The EFX60 joins the MOD30 modular environmentally friendly inground lift and the traditional inground lift in Rotary Lift's heavy-duty line-up. 

"Fleet maintenance managers have relied on inground lifts for more than 85 years because they provide the best unobstructed access to all service areas on a bus," said Doug Spiller, Rotary Lift heavy-duty product manager. "Offering three heavy-duty inground lift options lets us provide customers with Rotary Lift quality, experience and support at a range of price points."                                                                          

From a budget perspective, Rotary Lift's traditional heavy-duty inground lift is the most affordable because it is the most basic model. Its pistons are housed in a 9-foot-deep continuous concrete vault. It features push button controls mounted on the floor or wall, a wheel spotting dish for axle positioning and a front jack with hydraulic adjustment. Average service life is about 25 years.

The EFX60 incorporates more user-friendly features, according to the company. This scissor lift is modular and located in a concrete trench less than 3 feet deep, for lower installation costs. It requires just 3.5 gallons of hydraulic fluid per cylinder.

Like the traditional inground lift, the EFX60 is equipped with a wheel spotting dish for axle positioning. Unlike the traditional lift, however, the EFX60 can be operated while standing comfortably at the upright control console. Expected service life is 25 to 30 years.

The MOD30 is contained in a 6-foot-deep steel enclosure that is completely sealed inside and out with Rotary Lift's exclusive EnviroGuard coating. It is covered by warranty against damage caused by electrolysis and harsh contaminants for 10 years. Rotary Lift's patented Liquid Detection System monitors the system and signals the technician if liquid accumulates in the lift housing. The MOD30 also uses far less electricity than other lifts, according to the company.

The MOD30's upright control console provides lift status, operation and maintenance information, online training guides and programmable wheelbase settings to save technicians time. Joystick controls allow infinite speed control. With more than 1,000 units in the field, the MOD30 has a proven performance record and an average service life of 25 to 30 years. 

All three of Rotary Lift's heavy-duty inground lifts are made in the U.S. Also, the MOD30 and the EFX60 are certified to meet International Building Code and local regulations that mandate that new lift installations be third-party tested and certified by the Automotive Lift Institute to meet ANSI safety and performance standards.


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